Assemblywoman Russell announces $30.6 million for EPIC restored in final budget

March 30, 2012

“In an effort to help our seniors afford much-needed prescription drugs, I helped include $30.6 million in restorations to the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program in the 2012-13 state budget – helping reinstate co-payment assistance. This crucial measure will allow North Country seniors currently enrolled in the EPIC program to return to paying no more than a $20 co-payment for each prescription drug.

“As the cost of living continues to rise, many seniors struggle to put food on the table, let alone afford the staggering cost of medication. By restoring this vital funding to EPIC, we can help North Country seniors afford these life-saving prescription drugs, protecting their health and well-being during this tough economic time.”